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Decimal 
           [DECI = tenth, 10th + MAL = Latin word ending, ex. normal, formal, animal, mammal, thermal]
  1.  - a system of numbers based on ten and multiples of ten.
  1.       -  a fraction whose denominator is a power of ten and whose numerator is expressed by figures placed to the right of a decimal point.

           12/100 = .121/10 = .011/2 = 50/100 = .50 

Decibel 
          [DECI = tenth, 1/10 + BEL = a unit of volume or unit of measure of electrical signals]
         - named after Alexander Graham Bell, a base-ten logarithm of the ratio between two signals, 
         - for every additional bel on the decibel scale, the signal is ten times stronger.










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